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The PulsePoint app as viewed on an iPhone. CPR (CBS)

East Bay Firefighters’ Life-Saving Smartphone App Works As Designed When Man Needed CPR

A smartphone app pioneered by an East Bay fire department is being credited with saving a life by alerting an off-duty firefighter of someone nearby who needed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

06/02/2014

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Navy Tests Will Determine If Radiation Is Lurking In The Soil On Treasure Island

For years, people living on Treasure Island have been concerned the ground beneath their feet is radioactive and dangerous. A final test slated for this summer doesn’t make some residents feel any more at ease.

05/31/2014

Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker has been denied coverage by Anthem Blue Cross for his cancer treatments. (CBS)

Anthem Blue Cross To Cover Sonoma County Cancer Patient After KPIX 5 Report

Anthem Blue Cross told the family of a Sonoma County man that they will cover his cancer treatment, after KPIX 5 reported that they received a letter denying coverage.

05/30/2014

Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker has been denied coverage by Anthem Blue Cross for his cancer treatments. (CBS)

Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross After Paying $100K In Premiums

A Sonoma County man battling more than a dozen tumors in his body is fighting a new battle with his insurance carrier, who has denied coverage for his treatments.

05/28/2014

Double Down still sold in some places, like the Taco Bell-KFC on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco

KFC Double-Down Takes On Bay Area Organic, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Fare

The national promotion may be over, but secret San Francisco locations still serve it.

05/27/2014

Owners and employees at a popular San Jose spa are facing fraud charges in 'operation nail polish'. (CBS)

San Jose Spa Owners, Employees Facing Insurance Fraud Charges In ‘Operation Nail Polish’ Investigation

Prosecutors say a popular San Francisco Bay Area spa cost insurance companies and employers more than $7 million by falsely billing manicures and pedicures as chiropractic treatments.

05/22/2014

Center Jeremy Newberry #62 seen during the 2005 season with the 49ers. (Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Ex-49er In Class Action Suit Against NFL For ‘Culture Of Drug Misuse, Substituting Players’ Health For Profit’

Former 49ers Pro Bowl center Jeremy Newberry joined hundreds of former players in a class-action lawsuit filed today in San Francisco Federal Court. Ex-NFL stars Richard Dent, Jim McMahon, Roy Green, and Ron Stone are also among those listed as Plaintiffs.

05/20/2014

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May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.

05/19/2014

(Photo Credit: Fabrice Coffrini/ Getty Images)

The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo. (CBS)

Community Members Urge Supervisors To Keep San Pablo’s Doctors Medical Center Open

Dozens of community members and staff from San Pablo’s Doctors Medical Center urged the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors at its meeting in Martinez Tuesday to help keep the debt-plagued hospital open while county leaders said they are in no position to save it.

05/13/2014

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